Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville

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#14 of 119 in Museums in Georgia
Government Building Cemetery
Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. Use our Andersonville travel itinerary planner to visit Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum on your trip to Andersonville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A moving site reflecting on POW 's around the world and different war era's. Provided insight to the POW camps here in the US during the civil war. Tour the park with audio tour or walk. The museum ha...  more »
  • I wish we could have spent more time here. Having read books and seen movies about Andersonville isn't the same as being there. We had a local guide (Cynthia Stormcaller) on our bus, who was fantastic...  more »
  • Read about this place at a travel welcome center in Georgia. Went a bit out of the way to visit this site, and was very surprised to experience this location of the past. The cemetery completely took ...  more »
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  • This was an amazing tour! Thank you for saving our history. And telling the story of the men and women who fought for what they believe in! These lives and our history deserve to honored and saved. Enjoy the tour!
  • Have read book titled Anderson very good, brought it all into perspective. Really shows the earthy gritty brutal side of war. Being a military history buff loved the book. Visiting the site tomorrow with my brother n sister.
  • It is a very nice place. The musem is laid out nicely, the grounds are well taken care of, and the restrooms are very clean.
  • Such a beautiful place. Very clean, property is perfectly mowed. The museum has amazing history and a lot of real items to look at.
  • A true treasure for history. The POW museum is very humbling. Thank you to all our veterians who have served.

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